Flybe launched new routes from Birmingham to Alicante, Cologne Bonn, Florence and Porto during the last week, using mostly its Embraer E175s, but also its Q400s, as in the case here of the first flight to Cologne Bonn. Embracing the airline’s new purple branding are Flybe’s VIP business contingent of Peter Mathews CMG, Paul Willoughby, Mandy Haque and Beatrix Troger.
Welcoming Flybe’s first flight from Birmingham at Cologne Bonn Airport on 10 April were (left to right): Tobias Lyssy, Head of Business Development, Cologne Bonn Airport; Paul Willoughby, Regional Sales Manager, Flybe; Peter Mathews, CMG, UK Trade & Industry Export Ambassador; Jan Möller, Head of Business Development, Cologne Bonn Airport; Andreas Schulz, Sales Consultant for Germany, Flybe; Beatrix Troger, solicitor based in Birmingham member, representing German British Chamber of Commerce; and Mandy Haque, Sales & Travel Trade Relationship Manager, Birmingham Airport. A special cake of a Mini was also baked to highlight the strong automotive industry links between the two cities, and the inaugural flight was also welcomed by a water arch salute.
Flybe’s E175 arriving at Florence Airport on 10 April on its maiden flight from Birmingham. The route will be served daily (except Tuesdays) and will face no direct competition.
In Porto Flybe’s maiden flight from Birmingham was welcomed on 12 April with a rainbow-enhanced water arch salute, and an impressive cake. The route will be served up to four times weekly during the summer using the airline’s E175s. Preparing to cut the cake were: Márcia Canêdo, Marketing Analyst Executive, Porto Airport; and Paula Barbosa, Marketing Communication Executive, Porto Airport.
- Flybe launched four new routes from its base at Birmingham (BHX) in the UK during the last week. Of the new services to Alicante (ALC), Cologne Bonn (CGN), Florence (FLR) and Porto (OPO) only the Alicante route is served by any other carrier at present. All of the routes will be served by the airline’s E175s with Q400s operating some of the flights on the daily Cologne Bonn route.
||Ryanair (8), Monarch Airlines (7),
Thomson Airways (2)
||Cologne Bonn (CGN)
|Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 15 April 2014